Viewers vote it Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and more

By Josh Wolk
Updated March 26, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST
Credit: Dreamworks LLC

While the Academy was busy losing ballots and statuettes, the EW Oscar Poll was even busier adding up the votes in this year’s cyber contest. More than 5,200 visitors to EW Online made their Oscar picks, and the results are in. So if you’re still preparing YOUR Academy Award night bets, you might want to study the results. Just don’t expect us to chip in if you lose the office pool. (For a complete list of the vote percentages of the winners and runners-up, visit the Poll site.)

EW Online Oscar Poll Winners:

Best Picture
”American Beauty”

Best Director
Sam Mendes, ”American Beauty”

Best Actor
Kevin Spacey, ”American Beauty”

Best Actress
Hilary Swank, ”Boys Don’t Cry”

Best Supporting Actor
Haley Joel Osment, ”The Sixth Sense”

Best Supporting Actress
Angelina Jolie, ”Girl, Interrupted”

Best Adapted Screenplay
”The Green Mile,” Frank Darabont

Best Original Screenplay
”American Beauty,” Alan Ball

Best Foreign Film
”All About My Mother,” Spain

Best Art Direction
”Sleepy Hollow”

Best Cinematography
”American Beauty,” Conrad L. Hall

Best Original Song
”You’ll Be in My Heart,” from ”Tarzan”

Best Original Score
”American Beauty,” Thomas Newman

Best Sound
”The Matrix”

Best Sound Effects Editing
”The Matrix”

Best Costume Design
”Sleepy Hollow”

Best Visual Effects
”The Matrix”

Best Documentary Feature
”Buena Vista Social Club”

Best Documentary (Short Subject)

Best Film Editing
”The Matrix”

Best Makeup
”Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”

Best Animated Short Film
”The Old Man and the Sea”

Best Live Action Short Film
”Killing Joe”

American Beauty

  • Movie
  • R
  • 121 minutes
  • Sam Mendes